Aneurin Bevan (1897–1960), British Labour politician. Quoted in Aneurin Bevan, vol. 1, ch. 14, Michael Foot (1962).
Referring to Labour politician (later prime minister) Clement Attlee. In playing second fiddle to Conservative Anthony Eden when the two were delegated to represent Britain at the U.N. conference in San Francisco, Attlee, according to Bevan, had "consistently underplayed his position and opportunities.... He brings to the fierce struggle of politics the tepid enthusiasm of a lazy summer afternoon at a cricket match."